There were so many opportunities for me to choose the wrong path, hang out with the wrong crowd, and practice the defiant behaviors that would drive my parents crazy. Sex, drugs, alcohol, peer pressure, and lack of self-esteem were among the issues that teenagers faced when I was growing up. I must admit that I didn't always make the right choices, but I eventually got it right. I unlike many teenage girls had a support system compiled of relatives, family friends and several "fairy godmothers" to assist me in my quest.
I established the Tres Chic Foundation in 2006 to assist teenage girls who face challenges and roadblocks like I did. I believe that together we can make a difference and have a substantial impact in steering our teenage girls toward successful life paths. I want to be part of making a difference, so I have dedicated my life to empowering and enriching the lives of girls.
I challenge you to assist me on this new journey by taking the time to mentor a teenage girl, this can be an outing to the mall, library or museum. However you choose to impact their lives, please know that you are making a difference!
Kishana L. Holland
Founder & Director, The Tres Chic Foundation